Dr. Samantha Huang

Edited by Startup Terrace Global Hack 2020 Editorial Team

▲ Dr. Samantha Huang, Principal Investigator, DTA

Dr. Samantha Huang

Principal Investigator, DTA


Dr. Samantha Huang received her B.S. in chemistry from National Taiwan University (NTU); her M.Phil at the University of Oxford; and her dual PhDs in behavioral neuroscience and biomedical neuroscience from Boston University School of Medicine. 

Samantha is a true Renaissance woman, with extensive experience in marketing, communications, fundraising and business development. She is an active member of the startup communities in Boston and Taipei, with a goal of helping to foster entrepreneurs in Asia.  In 2013, she helped to initiate Taiwan’s first collaboration with MassChallenge, one of the most recognizable, as well as the largest international non-profit startup accelerator. 

Additionally, Samantha is also a well-respected brain scientist. Prior to returning to Taiwan in 2016, for over a decade, she was a research fellow and co-director of Ahveninen Lab at Mass General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, specializing in cognitive neuroimaging. 

Samantha is also the cofounder and CEO of Earthling Kombucha, and the author of the book, Loving Kombucha.